Month: June 2016
June 13, 2016
“The number of children ages 5 to 17 in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home has more than doubled in the past three decades. These home languages are an asset that should be valued…” – U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. The White House announced a new joint policy statement supporting early childhood programs and states by providing recommendations promoting the development and learning of young children, birth to age five, who are dual language learners (DLLs). This statement also supports tribal communities’ language revitalization efforts within tribal early childhood programs. Also, read ED’s Fact Sheet: Supporting Dual … Continue reading
June 10, 2016
This is a new and exciting resource, JoinVroom.org, for parents developed by a group of dedicated scientists and leaders in brain development. Parents can sign up (website or app) to receive simple, developmentally appropriate ideas that support their child’s learning. Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children’s growing minds.
June 10, 2016
ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, conducted a comprehensive research effort, including in-home discussions and a large national parent survey with a diverse range of parents of children from birth to 5. The findings provide new insights about the challenges parents face, what they do and do not understand about early childhood development, and what they want and need to be the best parents possible.